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Winwyn Marquez Normalizes The Unfiltered Mom Life, And Netizens Say, 'It's Perfect'
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  • If you are a first-time mom, browsing on social media becomes stressful when you see other people enjoying their lives - moms feeling great with their "parang hindi nanganak" bodies and looking like they have it all together.

    All these content you consume while you sit at home, without ligo, breastfeeding your baby or trying to have a short me-time after cleaning up your toddler's mess.

    It's easy to feel down and compare your journey with others moms, but good thing there are celebrity moms who are keeping it real and normalizing the crazy yet beautiful mom life.

    One of them is Winwyn Marquez. Despite being a beauty queen and a daughter of renowned actors, Winwyn chooses to be candid and authentic in her new role as a mom. The 30-year-old actress and dancer has recently got back to work, and her daughter will turn three months old next month.

    In an exclusive interview with Smart Parenting, Winwyn said, "I just want other moms to see na pwede maging comfortable mag-post ng hindi picture-perfect mom life."

    "To be honest, I became jealous of some posts I see online to the point na I was starting to feel bad for myself, on top of being exhausted and hormones all over the place," she shared.

    "I was so intimidated to post nung una, but I realized mali na kailangan ko maging same sa iba and mag compare kasi I was just getting sad. I know some moms feel what I felt kaya I decided to post raw photos and share what I'm going through, na I'm no different from other first-time moms. 

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    On Instagram, she says what every mom needs to hear - that you don't have to be too hard on yourself and that it's okay to ask for help.

    She said she did this to support other moms who are also overwhelmed like her. "I want to show them na even though I'm struggling and days may not always beautiful, I am learning and growing more than ever and there's beauty in that - that doesn't need to be edited or filtered."

    Here's what Winwyn's posts are telling first-time moms.

    Mama, you are already perfect

    No need to add filters, mom. Raw is perfect. You don't have to be like the flawless moms on Instagram.

    "I wanted to try the IG mom look but this is the best I can do and I think it's perfect," Winwyn said, together with a photo of her wearing pajamas and carrying a sleeping Luna.

    "I just want other moms to see na pwede maging comfortable mag-post ng hindi picture-perfect mom life."

    Netizens laud her, saying, "You are your most beautiful self with your baby Luna," and "Love how real and raw this photo is."

    Mama, the mom guilt doesn't go away

    When the maternity leave ends and it's time to go back to work, moms feel all kinds of guilt - should I just resign? Is my baby okay? Am I doing the right thing for her?

    Winwyn normalizes that moms can go back to work and not feel guilty about it.

    She posted her OOTD after work, as a co-host in noontime variety show Eat Bulaga. "Focus na uli kay Luna. Maaga uuwi si mama." She adds, "Thank you Dada, Ate Life, and Ate Ge sa salit-salit na pagbantay, super lucky kasi naayon sa mga sched kaya naka singit ng work."

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    She also mentioned that she brought Luna's diaper bag with her to work!

    Winwyn also posted a video that shows her transformation from being all glammed up to being a mom who is wearing pambahay clothes. Usually, it's the other way around.

    She captioned it aptly, "Home." To which netizens said, "Glam or mom, pretty."

    Mama, it's okay to not know everything

    On Winwyn's 8th week postpartum, she shared that Luna has been sleeping well when they follow their routine.

    "Napansin ko na kailangan by 9 nakahiga and tulog na siya (makakatulog na din ako or ayos ng things niya) if not iiyak na talaga siya and di mapakali kaya pag naiiba routine medyo mahirap na siya patulugin.. Not sure if ganito na lagi pero sana! Totoo nga na it will be a little easier! Need ko lang muna sundin ang cues ni boss baby."

    She acknowledges that she is a work in progress and that a mom learns along the way.

    Mama, it's okay to miss your old self

    In the same post, Winwyn also admits that while Luna is her focus, she is also gaining a sense of normalcy. "Putol-putol pa din ang tulog at parang naghahabol sa kilos pero mas okay na ngayon sana tuloy-tuloy na."

    While it's easy for new moms to feel like they've lost their self-worth and identity when they became moms, we can pick up from Winwyn that this season of motherhood is something that we can fully embrace and that can give us joy.

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    "Yes, nakakamiss na hawak ang sariling oras pero hindi ko ipagpapalit yung time ko with Luna now," she said.

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    Being authentic online creates a safe space for moms

    Winwyn adds, "I'm just happy na after ko mag-post a lot of moms messaged me. They gave me words of encouragement, tips and some also shared ther stories to me. And ang sarap sa pakiramdam na may safe space pa din on social media kahit papano. Moms supporting other moms. Nakakatulong sa isa't isa at nagdadamayan because same sila ng pinagdadaanan."

    You're doing a great job, mama! If you need support, we are here for you.

    And in case you need it, here's proof that motherhood can become the catalyst to your success.

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    If you are a first-time mom, browsing on social media becomes stressful when you see other people enjoying their lives - moms feeling great with their "parang hindi nanganak" bodies and looking like they have it all together. All these you consume while you sit at home breastfeeding your baby or trying to have a short me-time after cleaning up your toddler's mess. 

     

    It's easy to get overwhelmed and compare your journey with others, but good thing there are celebrity moms who are keeping it real and normalizing the crazy yet beautiful mom life.

     

    One of them is Winwyn Marquez. Despite being a beauty queen and a daughter of renowned actors, Winwyn chooses to be candid and authentic in her new role as a mom. 

    ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

     

    She says what every mom needs to hear - that you shouldn't be too hard on yourself and that it's okay to ask for help. 

     

    The 30-year-old host has recently got back to work, and her daughter will turn three months old next month. 

     

    In her recent posts, she has been sharing how she misses being with her daughter when she's at work, and how she loves being home - wearing her pambahay and without makeup at all. 

     

    Here's what Winwyn's posts are telling first-time moms.

     

    Mama, you are already perfect

     

    No need to add filters, mom. Raw is perfect.

     

    "I wanted to try the IG mom look but this is the best I can do and I think it's perfect," she posted together with a photo of her wearing pajamas and carrying a sleeping Luna.

     

    Netizens laud her, saying, "You are your most beautiful self with your baby Luna," and "Love how real and raw this photo is."

     

    Mama, the mom guilt doesn't go away

     

    She also posted her OOTD after work, as a co-host in noontime variety show Eat Bulaga. "Focus na uli kay Luna. Maaga uuwi si mama." She adds, "Thank you Dada, Ate Life, and Ate Ge sa salit-salit na pagbantay, super lucky kasi naayon sa mga sched kaya naka singit ng work." 

     

    She also mentioned that she brought Luna's diaper bag with her to work!

     

    Winwyn also posted a video that shows her transformation from being all glammed up to being a mom who is wearing pambahay clothes. Usually, it's the other way around. 

    ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

     

    She captioned it aptly, "Home." To which netizens said, "Glam or mom, pretty."

     

    Mama, it's okay to not know everything

     

    On Winwyn's 8th week postpartum, she shared that Luna has been sleeping well when they follow their routine. "Napansin ko na kailangan by 9 nakahiga and tulog na siya (makakatulog na din ako or ayos ng things niya) if not iiyak na talaga siya and di mapakali kaya pag naiiba routine medyo mahirap na siya patulugin.. Not sure if ganito na lagi pero sana! Totoo nga na it will be a little easier! Need ko lang muna sundin ang cues ni boss baby."

     

    She acknowledges that she is a work in progress and that a mom learns along the way.

     

    Mama, it's okay to miss your old self

     

    In the same post, Winwyn also admits that while Luna is her focus, she is also gaining a sense of normalcy. "Putol-putol pa din ang tulog at parang naghahabol sa kilos pero mas okay na ngayon sana tuloy-tuloy na. Yes, nakakamiss na hawak ang sariling oras pero hindi ko ipagpapalit yung time ko with Luna now."

     

    While it's easy for new moms to feel like they've lost their self-worth and identity when they became moms, we can pick up from Winwyn that this season of motherhood is something that we can fully embrace and that can give us joy.

     

     

     

     

     

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